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Welcome to Class 2

We have been studying 'Roman life' in our topic work for a few weeks, today our work culminated in a play which we presented to the rest of the school and our parents. We have really enjoyed learning our parts and creating the costumes alongside rehearsals. Everyone seemed very appreciative of our performance.

Summer Term Letter 2017 Class 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Summer term and we hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and the fabulous weather!

We have a busy term ahead with lots of exciting learning planned. We are starting the term off by looking at the Roman invasion of Britain and finding out what it was like to be a Roman soldier. We will follow this by exploring the Normans impact on Britain in our History topic.

In Literacy we will be exploring poetry linked to our class story The Fastest Boy in the World. We will also be looking at recounts as diaries and will do this from the view point of a Roman soldier.

In Maths we will continue to reinforce and consolidate our knowledge of number and place value. Through the use of a range of games, ICT and real life situations the children will apply and develop their mental and written methods of the 4 rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). As the term continues we will be learning about fractions, properties of shape and statistics.

Through a range of investigations in Science we will begin the term with a study of Animals including Humans looking at how the body processes the foods we eat. This will also be linked to healthy eating throughout the term. This will be followed later in the term by investigations into Plants and Habitats and what they need to survive in their surroundings.  

We have also been extremely lucky to be invited to take part in a rock pool project, where the children will be helping to build data, produce art pieces and be part of a filming project. We are very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this.

Computing has already filled the ICT suit with a buzz, as some children have begun to create their own computer game using Scratch, which they hope to share at the end of the term.

PE will be on a Monday afternoon and we are lucky to have arranged for a coach from Cornwall cricket to come and work with us. Tuesdays will continue to be with the coaches. Full kit will be needed in school on a Monday and we ask that it stays in school for the week, just in case we find some extra time!

During Art/DT we are lucky to be invited to enter pieces for the Bradworthy Arts exhibition linked to our class book and we will be working on this in the first part of the term. We will follow this up with creating sculptures based on Roman busts.

In PSHE/Philosophy we will continue to focus on building positive and healthy relationships, Listening to and helping others.

Mrs Heard will be continuing to teach the music curriculum. The children will be learning to play the recorder, practice songs for the Patronal festival and finish the year off learning a range of songs from known films.

Homework Reminder:

Please try to hear your child read at least three times a week and record in their Reading records; which your child should bring to school every day. Reading is a key life skill and is essential in all areas of learning. Your support and encouragement at home is vital and greatly appreciated. Times tables also has a vital role in your child’s maths and testing will also take place on a Friday, we are focussing on the division facts related to their times tables.

Homework will be sent home on a Monday and to be returned to school on a Friday morning.

In class 2 we have high expectations for both behaviour and learning and we encourage the children to build their confidence to work with greater independence. We hope that you will support your child by helping them to be organised for the school day. As water is vital to keeping your child hydrated we ask that they have a refillable water bottle in the classroom every day.

 

We thank you for your continued support in helping to make your child’s learning as positive, rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have anything you wish to discuss.

 

Thank you and best wishes, Ms Plumb and Jan Pengilly.